“Uber CEO: We Are Studying Partnerships in Air Transport, Self-Driving Vehicles Sectors “

The Uber ride sharing company revealed that it was studying striking partnerships in advanced air transport, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, while also nearing introducing self-driving vehicles in service soon.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told Asharq Al-Awsat it was important to provide land and air transport solutions to benefit from this advanced technology, especially in trips that stretch over 100 miles.

Khosrowshahi was in Riyadh where he took part in meetings with government entities to disucss boosting Uber’s partnership with Saudi Arabia.

On self-driving vehicles, he said adding them to the company will not take place overnight, but he expected that they will play an important role in the transport system and Uber’s future operations…

In Saudi Arabia, Khosrowshahi said Uber was seeking to work with relevant parties in the Kingdom to allow more drivers to transition to using electric vehicles.

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